Friday, March 23 was a glorious day in NY. The weather was beautiful. New Yorkers and visitors were out, enjoying the springlike vibes. I had the great pleasure of attending International Art Expo New York 2012 and the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at the West side piers. The art, design, technology, are dynamic, exciting, soulful expressions of human creativity. The locations of the exhibitions were an additional treat: on the Hudson River. At the end of an art and design feast, as I walked in Manhattan, blossoms were blooming on the streets of NYC.
The Central Library, located in Brooklyn, NY, is a marvel of beautiful architecture and wonderful gilt ornamentation. The distinctive facade sparks the imagination and provides a fantastic portal into a world of discovery through the enormous and outstanding collection of books housed in the Library.
I love going back to my "home town" where I was born and raised: Brooklyn, NY. The wealth of historic and magnificent architecture draws me to photograph in Brooklyn again and again. It may be surprising that in a treasure trove of architectural wonders, broad, leafy streets define many of Brooklyn's neighborhoods. This photograph was taken on Flatbush Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn directly before Grand Army Plaza Circle. To the left is Prospect Park. To the right, Grand Army Plaza (Central) Library, the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens: all providing me with marvelous photographic subjects! To see more of my architectural photography explorations in Park Slope visit the BIT video "Caught in the Act" http://www.ellenfisch.com/videos_CaughtInTheAct.html